Published on July 2020

First Version of a Draft Text of a Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Written by Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG)
for The Preparation of A Draft Text of A Recommendation on The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence


In line with the decision of UNESCO’s General Conference at its 40th session (40 C/Resolution 37), the Director-General constituted the Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) for the preparation of a draft text of a recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence in March 2020. Adapting to the challenging situation posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHEG worked virtually from the end of March until beginning of May 2020, and produced the first version of a draft text of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence contained in this document. It is underlined that this first version of a draft text will continue to be revised by the AHEG until beginning of September 2020, taking into account the feedback received during the multi-stakeholder consultation process to be held from June to July 2020. This document does not claim to be exhaustive and does not necessarily represent the views of the Member States of UNESCO.


International Research Centre
on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
under the auspices of UNESCO 

Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana


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